FORCIBLE RAPE


 

DEFINITION
Forcible Rape, by UCR definition, it the carnal knowledge of a person forcibly or against that person’s will, or when a victim is mentally or physically incapable of giving consent. Attempts to commit rape are included in this category. One offense is counted for each victim of rape. Statutory rapes and other types of sexual assaults are not counted as rape under the UCR program.

 

2000 SUMMARY

There were 1,650 forcible rapes reported in the 2000 crime index. During this year, rapes decreased 4.1 percent compared to those reported in 1999.

The number of forcible rapes committed per 10,000 persons was 4.1 statewide. The rate per 10,000 females was 8.0, based on a state female population estimate of 2,063,000, as of April 1, 2000.

Of all persons arrested for rape, 70.2 percent were 34 years of age or younger. With regard to race, 39.5 percent were white, 59.9 percent were black, and 0.7 percent were other races.

Of the total rapes reported in 2000, approximately 11.2 percent were attempted.

Victims were known to have been using alcohol at the time of the offense in 10.1 percent of the cases, drugs in 0.8 percent, and alcohol and drugs in 2.0 percent.

Offenders were known to have been using alcohol at the time of the offense in 13.7 percent of the cases, drugs in 0.7 percent, and alcohol and drugs in 2.3 percent.

The relationships of victims to offenders within the family represented 16.1 percent of the total, outside the family but known to the victim 58.7 percent, strangers 16.1 percent, and unknown relationships 9.1 percent.

 

2000 RAPE VICTIMS BY AGE, SEX, RACE

Age Group Total White
Female
Black
Female
Other/
Unknown *
White
Male
Black
Male

Infant

0

0

0

0

0

0

01 – 04

24

9

14

0

1

0

05 – 09

85

33

50

1

1

0

10 – 16

533

274

248

2

7

2

17 – 21

320

183

133

3

1

0

22 – 24

116

72

44

0

0

0

25 – 34

278

158

117

3

0

0

35 – 44

193

105

85

2

1

0

45 – 54

76

45

31

0

0

0

55 – 64

14

7

7

0

0

0

65 – 99

11

8

3

0

0

0

Unknown

3

0

2

1

0

0

State Total

1653

894

734

12

11

2

NOTE: The victim counts shown here have not been subjected to the "hierarchy rule" (explained elsewhere); therefore, all victims linked to this offense type are counted.

 

 

2000

RAPE VICTIMS BY AGE GROUP

2000

RAPE VICTIMS BY RACE AND SEX

White females accounted for 54 percent of rape victims in 2000, 56 percent of these were 21 years of age or younger; black females accounted for 44 percent of rape victims, 61 percent of those were 21 years of age or younger.

 

 

2000 PERSONS ARRESTED FOR RAPE BY AGE, SEX, RACE

Age Group Total White
Male
Black
Male
Other
Male
White
Female
Black
Female
Other
Female

01 – 04

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

05 – 09

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

10 – 16

63

12

50

1

0

0

0

17 – 21

134

52

79

1

1

1

0

22 – 24

48

26

22

0

0

0

0

25 – 34

165

64

94

1

2

4

0

35 – 44

126

49

76

1

0

0

0

45 – 54

37

18

19

0

0

0

0

55 – 64

10

6

4

0

0

0

0

65 – 99

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

State Total

585

229

344

4

3

5

0

NOTE: The arrest counts shown here have not been subjected to the "hierarchy rule" (explained elsewhere); therefore, all persons arrested that are linked to this offense type are counted.

 

 

2000

PERSONS ARRESTED FOR RAPE

BY AGE GROUP

2000

PERSONS ARRESTED FOR RAPE

BY RACE AND SEX

Thirty-nine percent of persons arrested for rape in 2000 were white males, 28 percent of those were 21 years of age or younger; 59 percent were black males, 38 percent of those were 21 years of age or younger. White females accounted for 0.5 percent of persons arrested for rape, while black females accounted for 0.9 percent.

 

1998-2000 RELATIONSHIP OF RAPE VICTIMS TO OFFENDERS

Relationship
Of Victim
To Offender
Number of
Victims
1998
%
Distr.
Number of
Victims
1999
%
Distr.
Number of
Victims
2000
%
Distr.

Within Family

332

18.5

337

19.6

268

16.2

Spouse

74

4.1

75

4.4

52

3.1

Common-Law Spouse

16

0.9

20

1.2

19

1.1

Parent, Stepparent

8

0.4

4

0.2

5

0.3

Child, Stepchild

94

5.2

92

5.3

75

4.5

Sibling, Stepsib.

30

1.7

34

2.0

23

1.4

Other Family

110

6.1

112

6.5

94

5.7

Known to Victim

1,024

57.0

997

57.9

969

58.6

Acquaintance

897

49.9

886

51.5

846

51.2

Boy/Girlfriend

127

7.1

111

6.4

123

7.4

Stranger

324

18.0

245

14.2

266

16.1

Unknown

117

6.5

143

8.3

150

9.1

State Total

1,797

100.0

1,722

100.0

1,653

100.0

NOTE: The victim counts in this table have not been subjected to the "hierarchy rule" (explained elsewhere), therefore, all victims linked to this offense type are counted. For simplicity, only one relationship category has been counted for each victim. (If there was more than one offender related to a victim, only the relationship "closest" to that victim was counted.)

1998-2000

RAPE BY RELATIONSHIP

(Victim to Offender)

1998-2000

RAPE WITHIN FAMILY

(Victim to Offender)

 

 

1998-2000 RAPE INCIDENT WEAPON DISTRIBUTION

Weapons 1998
Incidents
%
Distr.
1999
Incidents
%
Distr.
2000
Incidents
%
Distr.

Handgun

31

1.8

38

2.3

50

3.1

Shotgun

4

0.2

0

0.0

1

0.1

Rifle

2

0.1

0

0.0

0

0.0

Other Firearm

2

0.1

2

0.1

1

0.1

Knife, Cutting Instr.

69

3.9

62

3.7

56

3.5

Hands, Fists

1,534

86.9

1,447

86.1

1,414

87.3

Other Weapons

45

2.5

50

3.0

31

1.9

Unknown

79

4.5

82

4.9

66

4.1

State Total

1,766

100.0

1,681

100.0

1,619

100.0

NOTE: The incident counts in this table have not been subjected to the "hierarchy rule" (explained elsewhere), therefore, all incidents in this category are counted. For simplicity, only one weapon type has been counted for each incident. (If there was more than one weapon type used in an incident, only the primary weapon - as listed in order in this table - was counted.)

 

 

1998-2000

RAPE WEAPON DISTRIBUTION

 

 

1998-2000 RAPE INCIDENTS BY PREMISE

Premise 1998
Incidents
%
Distr.
1999
Incidents
%
Distr.
2000
Incidents
%
Distr.

Residences, Apts.

1,247

70.6

1,219

72.5

1,142

70.5

Roads, Parking Lots, etc.

185

10.5

146

8.7

156

9.6

Commercial

50

2.8

42

2.5

36

2.2

Nightclubs, Bars

15

0.8

20

1.2

13

0.8

Hotels, Motels

75

4.2

69

4.1

79

4.9

Convenience Stores, etc.

12

0.7

9

0.5

9

0.6

Schools, Churches

34

1.9

45

2.7

39

2.4

Woods, etc.

77

4.4

72

4.3

79

4.9

Other

71

4.0

59

3.5

66

4.1

State Total

1,766

100.0

1,681

100.0

1,619

100.0

NOTE: The counts in this table have not been subjected to the "hierarchy rule" (explained elsewhere).

 

 

1998-2000

RAPE INCIDENTS BY PREMISE


 
 

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